Their daughter was born at 2:02 a.m. ET in Charlotte and weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. They have yet to announce their new child's name.
Johnson will miss Friday's scheduled activities at Richmond International Raceway, including the Friday race practice, according to a team release. Regan Smith will serve as interim driver for practice and qualifying. Johnson will return for Saturday evening's race, but will have to start the race at the back of the field.
As the points leader, Johnson has little to worry about when it comes to making the Chase, as the standings will reset after Saturday's race anyways when drivers prepare to race to the Chase.